Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism [NOOK Book]

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For 40 years, the truth about the exorcism of 14-year-old Robbie Mannheim remained a mystery. Then a priest's diary, hidden in a locked room in the mental ward of a St. Louis hospital, came to light -- a diary written by one of the Jesuit priests who witnessed the bizarre and harrowing events firsthand.

Over the period of several terrifying months, the Mannheim family was caught in a titanic struggle while physicians, psychiatrists, and clergy fought for the soul of their child...

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Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism

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Overview

For 40 years, the truth about the exorcism of 14-year-old Robbie Mannheim remained a mystery. Then a priest's diary, hidden in a locked room in the mental ward of a St. Louis hospital, came to light -- a diary written by one of the Jesuit priests who witnessed the bizarre and harrowing events firsthand.

Over the period of several terrifying months, the Mannheim family was caught in a titanic struggle while physicians, psychiatrists, and clergy fought for the soul of their child against a power that identified itself with Satan. In POSSESSED, acclaimed author and journalist Thomas B. Allen reveals what he found in the priest's diary as well as his interviews with witnesses to the exorcism of Robbie Mannheim. The evidence Allen uncovered in his investigations is so shocking, so chilling and so totally credible, it will challenge everything you believe -- or don't believe -- about the forces of good and evil.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781463003678
  • Publisher: BookCountry
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 110,592
  • File size: 662 KB

Table of Contents

Prelude viii
Chapter 1 "Is This You, Aunt Harriet?" 1
Chapter 2 Hunting a Poltergeist 14
Chapter 3 "But Deliver Us from Evil" 25
Chapter 4 The Scratches Said St. Louis 39
Chapter 5 A Priestly Blessing 48
Chapter 6 The Nights of the Priests 61
Chapter 7 The Archbishop Gets the Case 78
Chapter 8 "I Cast Thee Out" 91
Chapter 9 "He's going! He's going!" 116
Chapter 10 The Sign of the X 126
Chapter 11 Messages 149
Chapter 12 A Search for a Quiet Place 169
Chapter 13 The Demon on the Fifth Floor 184
Chapter 14 The Secret Unlocked 216
The Exorcist Diary 243
Case Study 245
Author's Endnote 292
Bibliography 297
Sources 299
Chapter Notes 305
Index 329
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2005

    'Call me Legion, for we are many'

    Fast paced entertaining story. A little bit hard to believe, but a good book to read late at night.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2002

    the movie 'Exorcist'

    My pastor told us that this is the book/story that the 'Exorcist' was based on. The idenity of the boy was changed to a girl for his protection. I am wanting to read it. I haven't yet. My pastor has seen demons before. I believe in the spiritual realm. I will write a review after i read i

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2000

    Excellent!

    I read this book a few years ago, and it was very exciting and scary. Being a native St. Louisan, it was very interesting to know the places that were discussed in the book. It was also intriguing to read the actual story versus the 'urban legend'.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2000

    I read this years ago

    This is the exorcism of Roby. I read it years ago, and it far surpassed the movie version. Very strong stuff for the reader, but a book well worth reading!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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